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Pokemon Logo.jpg

International logo
Created bySatoshi Tajiri
Ken Sugimori
Owner(s)Game Freak logo.pngNintendo Co., Ltd. Logo.png
Print publications
ComicsSee list of Pokémon manga on Wikipedia
Films and television
Film(s)See list of Pokémon films on Wikipedia
Animated seriesPokémon (1997–present)
Pokémon Chronicles (2006)
TraditionalPokémon Trading Card Game (1996–present)
Video game(s)Pokémon video game series (1996–present)
Official website

Pokémon (ポケモン [Pokemon], Japanese) is a Japanese media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures, started with a video game created by Satoshi Tajiri and his company Game Freak in 1996. It has since been spun-off into numerous additional games, an anime series, trading card game and several manga, and heavily merchandised.

The setting for the game series is a world not too different from our own, populated by not just humans but also many species of creatures called Pokémon. The species vary greatly from dragons, to mammals, even plant-like creatures to inanimate objects, and nearly all of them have some kind of supernatural abilities, such as breathing fire or telekinesis. Some Pokémon species can evolve, but not all of them do. Most Pokémon do not speak human languages, but can communicate amongst one another. These creatures are caught from the wild and trained by humans to compete in sporting fights using their various abilities.

Although there are differences between interpretations of the original concept (the games, anime and manga are not canon to each other), the Pokémon are often shown to be semi-sentient creatures or intellectual equals with humans (such as the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, numerous fanfictions, the Pokemon Pocket Monsters manga, etc.) Most species have simple linguistic skills, and are capable of independent thoughts and actions.

Pokémon and furry[edit]

Pikachu is the mascot of the franchise. Art by Ken Sugimori.
Lucario has been one of the most popular Pokémon species since its 2005 debut in Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and is very popular with the furry fandom. Art by Ken Sugimori.

Due to having numerous species based on real and mythological creatures, as well as the sheer ubiquity of the franchise's presence in popular culture, the franchise is very popular among the furry fandom, many of whom have Pokésonas, either as an alternate to their traditional fursonas or as their primary fursonas.

Pokémorphs are a fictional anthropomorphic species of Pokémon or humans who can turn into Pokémon. Most Pokémorphs resemble normal furries,[citation needed] except that they were created based on the stock Pokémon creatures.

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